BIG LIGHT



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In the summer of 2007, a rock ‘n’ roll band called Big Light was born in San Francisco. Founded by New England natives Fred Torphy and Bradly Bifulco, this frontman and drummer team served as the core for what has become a rock-solid quintet, rounded out by Marc Friedman (of The Slip and Surprise Me Mr. Davis on bass, guitars, keys), Jeremy Korpas (guitar), and Jeff Coleman (keys, synths). Making a name for themselves as a band’s band while counting some of the Bay Area’s most revered musicians among their biggest fans, Big Light has infiltrated the California music scene over the last four years. They have played to a growing group of supporters at marquee festivals as well as at SF’s finest venues. Fans have come to expect a loud, brutally honest live show,  an amalgamation of space-rock, low-fi garage pop and traditional rock ‘n’ roll, with a sharp focus on songwriting and lyricism. Big Light’s rock realism doesn’t get hung-up on trends or hype and leaves a so-called “indie rock” attitude to those who choose to cater to today’s ADD-stricken, insular blogosphere. The fellas in Big Light could give a flying duck about pinning one’s hopes and dreams on “success” in a twisted industry. Instead, they spend their time writing and creating original music. On this mysterious path forward, Big Light will continue to do what they do best—blow out your ears, slap you on the back, and steal your heart. For those who noticed the band’s 2010′s garage rock masterpiece, Animals In Bloom, they are eager for what’s to come with the soon-to-be released follow-up LP- The Well Wishers (Royal Potato Family). It’s an oasis of fuzz and reverb, courtesy of your own private, perfectly flawed rock ‘n’ roll band. Do with it what you will.



2012 LINEUP
Ben Harper
STS9
Railroad Earth
Galactic
Built To Spill
Toots and The Maytals
Ryan Bingham
ALO
Matisyahu
Lotus
Delta Spirit
Soulive
Heartless Bastards
Big Gigantic
The Devil Makes Three
Deer Tick
Greensky Bluegrass
Garage A Trois
Paper Diamond
The Slip
Lettuce
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Grupo Fantasma
MarchFourth Marching Band
Mocean Worker
The Motet: Funk Is Dead!
Skerik's Bandalabra
Red Baraat
The TRIO feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Ike Stubblefield and Grant Green Jr.
The Stooges Brass Band
The New Orleans Suspects
Ben Sollee
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Silent Frisco
Nathan Moore
The Lumineers
Marco Benevento
Elephant Revival
Papadosio
Split Lip Rayfield
Rubblebucket
Birds of Chicago
Brokedown In Bakersfield
Delicate Steve
Gardens & Villa
David Garza
Dead Winter Carpenters
Kids These Days
Y La Bamba
Mike Dillon Band
Steve Poltz
Matt The Electrician
Big Light
The Nibblers
Living Folklore
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Artists-at-Large:
- Skerik
- Mike Dillon
- "Delicate" Steve Marion
- Sunny Jain (Red Baraat)



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